My contribution for this week’s
Word of the Week Challenge…
the Smoke that Thunders…
at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The river water tumbles over the edge of a fault in the basalt plateau and
thunders to the floor of the river some 108 metres below, at its highest.
as the Zambezi River erodes away a zig-zag fault line in the surrounding plateau.
If water was falling over the full width, the spray would be far greater.
Victoria Falls is neither the highest or widest,
but at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high
it is the largest sheet of water in the world.
I visited Horsehoe / Niagra Falls in 1976 and still remember the visit vividly.
Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of
and well over twice the width of
In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by
Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. (Wikipedia)